A Standalone FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA...Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?You don't.My fairy tale is upside down.A happily never after.I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.Now there's a new player in the game, August West. One of the NBA's brightest stars.Fine. Forbidden. He wants me. I want him.But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go.*Some aspects of this story may be sensitive for some readers....
|Title||:||Long Shot (Hoops #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||460 pages|
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Long Shot (Hoops #1) Reviews
5 “BestOf2018Read” Stars
This book.......took me on a journey. A very raw, emotional, stripping of my soul journey. One that made me feel as if I was in the story experiencing all the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows, the hopes and fears, and the strength and determination of characters that engrained themselves into my soul. With the visual clarity of the author’s vivid, heartfelt, and passionate words, this story felt real, raw and painfully open and honest. A melancholy yet hopeful journe ...more
“The Heart speaks in whispers”
Corinne Bailey Rae
This book is long 514 pages to be exact, but somehow did not feel that long, but it is a heart-breaking novel that touches your soul from the word go, I read this book in small steps as it broke my heart on some pages
I am not really one for sport novels, I do not like any ball game to be honest, that being said this book was different and hooked me, it is written over a few years, how August and Iris met in a bar in the beginning of the novel, an ...more
I’ve read every book from Kennedy Ryan and what characterizes her work is that she always goes big. Epic. In every sense of the word. It’s the same with Long Shot. She has a clear point of view with this story. She doesn’t hold back and goes with her characters where it hurts. Long Shot is brutal, raw and heartbreaking but it has to be cause it’s the truth given the topics this book centers around. Nothing is sugarcoated and the actions and choices that are made feel real and true to the charact ...more
“The heart speaks in whispers”
-Corinne Bailey Rae
Wow! Long Shot actually, literally and irrevocably blew me away. I was desperate to get my hands on this story after reading the very intriguing synopsis which whet my appetite with forbidden love. I’m a massive sucker of forbidden love stories and to be honest, it’s probably my favorite trope. I love the whole premise of falling in love with someone you’re not meant to; being whole heartedly consumed with emotions and desires towards someone ...more
I’ve commented a few times as I’ve read this book that it is nothing like I expected. Nothing like I expected in a good way. It showed me a completely different style of Kennedy Ryan’s writing. And it was stunning, beautiful, and tragic
At times Long Shot was difficult to read because of the emotions it stirred in me. I raged a bit then steeled myself to face some more. And it was so worth it.
Iris is one of those book characters who will stay with me forever as will August. She is a tough cookie ...more
“The heart speaks in whispers, but sometimes by the time we listen, it’s too late.”
It’s been days since I finished reading this book and I still have NO IDEA how to put coherent words down. I’ll tell you this. I went into LONG SHOT by Kennedy Ryan completely BLIND! I didn’t read ANY of the early reviews and I barely read the synopsis, because once you see this author’s name next to the title, there really is no point. You’re gonna love it! Your mind is gonna be blown! It’s gonna be an EPIC EX ...more
I’m not gonna spend a lot of time trying to come up with words to describe this book nor look for a way to express how good this book is.
It’s really simple. This book owned me. Tore me up. Sank my heart. Then I swooned, I fell hard for a NBA basketball star, a really good one that healed my heart, named August West.
So in easy words, if you can handle a story about abuse, many lies, and about finding someone that will love and protect you with all your brokenness, this is it for you. Plain, eas ...more
“Even when you think you’re defeated, dig deeper. Go harder. Press, because there is something worth it on the other side.”
Long Shot is a book that left me speechless once I finished reading. That doesn’t happen to me very often, but the story was so profound, it took me a while to find my words. This book is unlike any story I’ve read before. It’s one of those books that will stay with me. If I had one word to describe it, I would say it’s powerful. It’s real, raw, intense, and ...more